Sarah Louise Roderick, a hardworking and dedicated individual, peacefully passed away on December 13, 2023, in her hometown of Wilmington, NC. Born on October 22, 1944, she lived a fulfilling life for 79 years.
Sarah was born and raised in Wilmington, in the home her father built himself, where she was brought up and, ultimately, where she raised her own family. Throughout her professional work experience, she served as a Janitorial Manager for numerous businesses in downtown Wilmington. Her responsibilities ranged from cleaning to maintenance, and she approached every task with utmost diligence and commitment.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Sarah had a creative side that she nurtured through her love of sewing. An avid seamstress, she would often take her son along to choose fabric and sew his shirts for school. Sarah’s talent extended beyond her immediate family, as she generously crafted clothing for others, and even designed and created the bridesmaid’s dresses for her son’s wedding.
Sarah Louise Roderick will be remembered as a loving mother, cherished friend, and skilled seamstress. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Sarah is preceded in death by her father, John Wilson Roderick, Sr., her mother, Daisy Ella Roderick (née Turner), her brothers, John Wilson Roderick, Jr., James Roderick, David Roderick, Marion Roderick, and Roy Roderick, as well as her sister, Katherine Moore. She is survived by her beloved son, Dennis L. Johnson, and his cherished wife, Donna. Additionally, Sarah leaves behind her sister-in-law, Betty Roderick, and many family members. Her two beloved cats, Jake and Sammy, were also an important part of her life and will miss her dearly.
A Visitation where Sarah’s family will receive friends will be held Friday, December 22, 2023 from 6-7pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 7pm. Her unwavering dedication and indomitable spirit will forever be remembered by all those whose lives she touched. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
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Services and care entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099